Business Confidence Weekend

A weekend away to develop your business skills
Workshops and Learning , Artist Development
Friday 23 March 2018 - Saturday 24 March 2018

23rd & 24th March, Buxton, 10-5

Aaargh! Business plans? Forecasts? Leadership? These can often feel like daunting parts of creative career  especially as a freelancer who doesn’t often have access to the training available within larger organisations. But  Fear not, we have just the answer for you.

Join us for a two day ‘Business Confidence weekend’ in the beautiful spa town of Buxton, where we will host a series of workshops designed to increase your knowledge and boost your confidence in the business of theatre. Aimed at mid-career artists, those of you who have been around long enough to know a bit about these things, but want to take it a step further.

Day 1 – Strategic Planning and Company Development

Led by Louise Blackwell

Louise Blackwell - Being ambitious: growth, leadership & achieving your aims

Independent arts producer and co-founder of producing organisation Fuel, Louise Blackwell, invites you to spend a day thinking, talking and taking steps towards realising your ambitions. A practical workshop focussed how to grow your ideas once you’ve been working in the arts for a while.

Day 2 - Leadership & management skills and  Facilitation led by Linda horsburgh

Linda Horsburgh

'I am a freelance creative facilitator specialising in communication, confidence and teamwork. Though originally hailing from the Midlands, I work predominantly in Yorkshire and Lancashire delivering bespoke workshops to a wide range of individuals. My passions are about bringing groups together to share and learn from one another’s experiences in a fun and creative learning environment


This event will be taking place at 


Devonshire Dome
Devonshire Road,
Buxton, Derbyshire.
SK17 6RY
(To access the Devonshire Dome,
please follow the signage for the
University of Derby).

Details on parking and access can be found here: 

An IGC team member will be at the main entrance  to greet people.




This is an excellent chance to get away for two days and focus on growing the ambition of your business, be that a company or just you, with the help of experts in the field.

This workshop is presented by The Big House. Big House is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is aimed at developing your company as a business.  We help you develop new audiences, identify funding opportunities, boost your profile with venues and develop your company into a sustainable business.

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Running time: 
2 days

In Good Company & Big House